Yorkshire and Humber Children's Palliative Care Network

Working together for children and young people with life limiting and life threatening conditions across Yorkshire and Humber.

About Us

There are estimated to be over 40,000 children and young people living with a life threatening and / or life limiting illness across England and this number is rising. Often the child or young person also has very complex care needs and requires high quality around the clock care. This understandably puts a huge strain on families coping with such a diagnosis and they may require a variety of support to enable them to continue to care for their child. This support needs to be flexible and provided at the time and place that it is needed. In order to achieve this professionals across the region need to work together to improve the planning, commissioning and the delivery of services to children, young people and their families. Currently there are a number of gaps in service provision and high quality around the clock support is not always available to all those who need it at the time they need it. We need this to change!

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Support for Families

There are a number of organisations providing support to families with children with life limiting conditions across Yorkshire and Humber and it can be difficult to know where to start sometimes. The service finder on our website lists some of the organisations local to you and the best place to start is often your local hospice as they are a local hub and can offer information and advice about useful services.

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Support for Professionals

The Network provides access to regional training, sharing good practice and a Regional Annual Conference for professionals working in Children’s Palliative Care across the Region. There are links to CPD and available training resources available through this website.

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Bereavement Support

There are a number of organisations providing bereavement support to families with children with life limiting conditions across Yorkshire and Humber. The support finder on our website lists some of the organisations local to you and the best place to start is often your local hospice as they are a local hub and can offer information and advice about useful services.

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What's Coming Up?

September Clinical Network Forum/ Steering Group

  • 23rd September 2019
  • 12.30pm
  • St Andrews Hospice
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November Workforce and Education Steering Group Meeting

  • 28th November 2019
  • 14:00-16:00
  • Forget-Me-Not Hospice
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Paediatric Advance Care Planning study day

  • 29th November 2019
  • Yet to be specified.
  • Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice
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Latest News

Ulster University pACP Survey

24th August 2019

Ulster University is carrying out a ...

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New steering groups

16th August 2019

The network is developing two new ...

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Twitter Updates

YHCPCN - 20/09/2019

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@PedCritCareMed: Bereaved parents call for changes to #endoflife care and bereavement follow-up practices when a child dies in #PedsICU.…

YHCPCN - 20/09/2019

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@NHSEngland: 3 people die every day in need of an organ transplant. To enable more people to pass on more organs to save more lives, the…

YHCPCN - 20/09/2019

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@BTHFT: NEWS: @BTHFT & the @WYHpartnership have joined forces with @UniofBradford to host an event dedicated to paediatric health & home…